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Jack Schaap wants sentence overturned

Jack Schaap wants sentence overturned

HAMMOND | Defrocked First Baptist Church of Hammond Pastor Jack Schaap is acting as his own attorney for the time being as he attempts to get his sentence for having sex with a minor overturned.

March 21, 2014 6:15 pm
Hyles' daughter apologizes for 'nefarious actions' of church

Hyles' daughter apologizes for 'nefarious actions' of church

The daughter of a Hammond megachurch's founder has issued a public apology for keeping silent about "the many nefarious actions" of her father and other church leaders.

March 25, 2013 6:15 pm
Schaap sentenced to 12 years for sexual relationship with teen parishioner

Schaap sentenced to 12 years for sexual relationship with teen parishioner

HAMMOND | Former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for his sexual relationship with a 17-year-old parish girl.

March 20, 2013 9:06 pm Photos

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Schaap sentenced to 12 years for sexual relationship with teen parishioner

Schaap sentenced to 12 years for sexual relationship with teen parishioner

Family members of former First Baptist Church of Hammond Pastor Jack Schaap, including his wife, Cindy, second from right, arrive Wednesday at the U.S. District Courthouse in Hammond for his sentencing. 

March 20, 2013 12:30 pm
Ahead of sentencing, letter reveals former Hammond pastor's relationship with victim

Ahead of sentencing, letter reveals former Hammond pastor's relationship with victim

HAMMOND | Former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap wrote a teenage girl Christ wanted them to become “eternal lovers,” according to a court document filed this week. Schaap is set to be sentenced Wednesday for his relationship with the 17-year-old girl.

March 14, 2013 2:30 pm

Schaap's former student sends letter to court on his behalf

HAMMOND | Letters in support of former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor Jack Schaap continue to arrive at the desk of U.S. District Court Judge Rudy Lozano, who will sentence Schaap on March 20 for having sex with a 16-year-old church member.

February 21, 2013 5:44 pm

Hammond church ex-pastor sentencing slated March 20

HAMMOND | The sentencing of former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap has been rescheduled to March 20, federal court records show.

January 23, 2013 12:00 am

Church attorney: Important works overshadowed by pastor's sex scandal

HAMMOND | Many good works of the First Baptist Church of Hammond are being overlooked in the wake of a federal sex scandal involving its former head pastor, a church attorney said in a written release.

January 15, 2013 3:00 pm

First Baptist Church pastor starts Feb. 17 in Hammond

HAMMOND | First Baptist Church members on Sunday night voted in a new pastor to lead their congregation, according to the church's website.

January 14, 2013 7:08 am

Sentencing delayed for fired Hammond First Baptist pastor

HAMMOND | A federal judge agreed Tuesday to delay sentencing former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap over the objection of his attorney, federal court records show.

January 08, 2013 8:15 pm

Schaap objects to delaying January sentencing hearing

HAMMOND | The sentencing for disgraced former Hammond megachurch Pastor Jack Schaap should proceed as scheduled later this month despite requested delays by federal prosecutors, Schaap's defense attorney argues.

January 07, 2013 7:00 pm

A tale of two Jack Schaaps

It's a tale of two Jack Schaaps: a steadfast church leader and Christian pillar who stumbled by committing a major transgression, versus a brutal authoritarian with a penchant for extramarital affairs and sermons laced with sexual innuendo.

January 04, 2013 5:00 pm
Jack Schaap sentencing memorandum

Jack Schaap sentencing memorandum

18-page memorandum ex-Pastor Jack Schaap filed in federal court in Hammond in anticipation of his Jan. 15 sentencing.

January 03, 2013 6:30 pm
Former Baptist church pastor asks court for lenient sentence

Former Baptist church pastor asks court for lenient sentence

HAMMOND | Former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor Jack Schaap cited a litany of mitigating factors in a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Hammond in advance of his Jan. 15 sentencing on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.

January 03, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Former Hammond Baptist pastor pleads in underage sex case

Former Hammond Baptist pastor pleads in underage sex case

Former Pastor Jack Schaap, second from right, his wife, his attorney and members of his family arrive Sept. 19 at U.S. District Court in Hammond for his initial hearing. Schaap signed a plea agreement with prosecutors Tuesday admitting to the charge of transporting a minor across state lines…

December 29, 2012 5:21 pm

Magazine, records show pattern of sex-related allegations at Hammond church

HAMMOND | The alleged sexual indiscretions of religious leaders associated with the First Baptist Church of Hammond didn't begin with the former head pastor's recent admission to having sex with a 16-year-old church girl.

December 17, 2012 8:00 pm
Hammond pastor pleads guilty in child sex case

Hammond pastor pleads guilty in child sex case

HAMMOND | With an orange jail jumpsuit and leg shackles replacing the suit and tie he wore to a previous hearing, disgraced Pastor Jack Schaap admitted Wednesday to having three sexual encounters with a parish girl beginning when she was 16.

September 26, 2012 5:00 pm Photos

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Hammond Baptist hopes former minister's plea is amen to sex scandal

HAMMOND | The First Baptist Church of Hammond and its former minister Jack Schaap both seek closure to the sex scandal that has caused so much grief for believers.

September 20, 2012 8:30 pm
Former Hammond pastor faces 10 years to life for sex offense

Former Hammond pastor faces 10 years to life for sex offense

HAMMOND | An Apple iPad, iPhone, digital camera and digital voice recorder belonging to a disgraced former Baptist pastor are among the evidence showing he had a sexual relationship with a minor, according to court documents made public Wednesday.

September 19, 2012 6:20 pm Photos

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Feds: Former Hammond pastor used mobile devices, camera during sex with minor

Feds: Former Hammond pastor used mobile devices, camera during sex with minor

Former Pastor Jack Schaap, second from right, his wife, his attorney and members of his family arrive Wednesday at U.S. District Court in Hammond for his initial hearing. Schaap signed a plea agreement with prosecutors Tuesday admitting to the charge of transporting a minor across state line…

September 19, 2012 5:21 pm
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